"Judge Dread"
L&O, Episode 11.23
Production number: E1327
First aired: 23 May 2001
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Carmichael Judge Dread
Written By
Aaron Zelman & Richard Sweren

Directed By
David Platt


An assault of a tough judge leads Briscoe and Green on a wild goose chase to track down the inimical criminal. When the perpetrator is found, Carmichael and McCoy have a difficult time making a case.


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No. I want to answer that. This isn't a popularity contest. If the defendants liked me, Ms. Melnick, I wouldn't be doing my job.

–Judge Linda Karlin

Background information and notes

The title of the episode is an obvious reference to the comic book hero Judge Dredd (who influenced RoboCop) who is a Judge, Jury & Excecutioner in the dystopian world he lives in. Dredd is merciless who is extremely by-the-book and has no mercy.

Episode scene cards

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Home of
Mr. & Mrs. John Karlin
Forest Hills, Queens
Wednesday, March 15

Office of
Court Administration
25 Beaver Street
Thursday, March 16

The Tar Pit Tavern
Lodi, New Jersey
Thursday, March 16

4 5 6

Riker's Island
Correctional Facility
Monday, March 20

New York State College
Tuition Program
Monday, March 20

Office of
Danielle Melnick
408 Park Avenue
Wednesday, March 29

7 8 9

Office of
Deputy Warden Harris
Riker's Island
Friday, March 31

Supreme Court
Trial Part 81
Tuesday, May 23

Riker's Island
Correctional Facility
Friday, May 26

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